New Jersey Transit under Review

New Yorkers, New Jersey residents, and the federal government have demanded answers from the NJ Transit regarding the Hoboken crash that killed one an injured hundreds. According to officials, representatives from the NJ transit have been less than cooperative with federal safety investigators.

Federal officials began an audit of the widely utilized New Jersey transit in June 2016, months before the fatal crash occurred.  The audit was largely in response to an increase in reported safety violations. 

The New Jersey transit is the nation’s third largest mass transportation provider.  In 2014 the NJ Transit published data regarding daily ridership on their website. Roughly fifteen thousand people travel through the Hoboken station on an average weekday. Well over ninety thousand people travel through New York’s Penn Station, and in total approximately two hundred and fifty thousand people travel daily on NJ Transit Monday-Friday. 

While it’s clear that federal officials have made the investigation into the Hoboken crash a top priority, it’s not clear why more wasn’t done sooner to prevent injuries. With daily ridership reaching into the masses and known safety inadequacies many are outraged, as they should be, by the lack of preventative action on the part of the NJ Transit.  

If you were injured in a train crash you may be eligible to claim compensation. Click here to learn more. 

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP